Hawaiian Ti Plant

I was so happy to find your website! I used it to identify my Alocasia and my Dieffenbachia (so that’s why my hands are itchy!) but I couldn’t seem to find a match for one of the others. The closest match I could find was a Philodendron Imperial Red Plant but I’m not too sure. If you could help me, I would be sooooo happy.
Thanks a lot,

Hi Scott,


Your plant is a Hawaiian Ti Plant, the variety is Maui, scientific name is Cordyline Fruticosa. A Ti plant requires bright, indirect light, but no direct sun. Proper watering is the most difficult part of taking care of your Ti plant. The soil needs to be moist but never soggy and should never totally dry out. Use distilled water or allow your household water to sit out over night before using it if your regular water contains fluoride, chlorine, or passes through a water softener; these chemicals damage the leaves. Fluoride toxicity is especially harmful, causing brown leaf tips.

You can read all my care tips for a Hawaiian Ti plant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.